The Cult of Statistical Significance

How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives


Author: Stephen Thomas Ziliak,Deirdre N. McCloskey

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472050079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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The Cult of Statistical Significance shows, field by field, how "statistical significance," a technique that dominates many sciences, has been a huge mistake. The authors find that researchers in a broad spectrum of fields, from agronomy to zoology, employ testing that doesn't "test" and estimating that doesn't "estimate". The facts will startle the outside reader: how could a group of brilliant scientists wander so far from scientific magnitudes? This study will encourage scientists who want to know how to get the statistical sciences back on track and fulfill their quantitative promise. The book shows for the first time how wide the disaster is, and how bad for science, and it traces the problem to its historical, sociological, and philosophical roots.



Author: Bill Hybels,Kevin & Sherry Harney

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310864097

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Be set free to pursue God’s purpose for your life.God wants to set you free. No more bondage. No more fear. No more living as a slave to sin. Sound like a dream? God is in the business of making these kinds of dreams a reality. He is committed to giving you a life of incredible significance, and he has already done all that is necessary to break the chains that keep you from it.In Significance, you will discover a strategy for becoming all God wants you to be. God has a plan for you to walk in tremendous purpose, and he has provided the power needed to put this plan into action. But first, the chains that hold you back must be destroyed. This series of studies maps out God’s road to freedom and significance. Every journey begins with one step. Are you ready to take it?Interactions—a powerful and challenging tool for building deep relationships between you and your group members, and you and God. Interactions is far more than another group Bible study. It's a cutting-edge series designed to help small group participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ.

The Mystery and Significance of Numbers


Author: C. M. Kelland

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787312565


Page: 56

View: 8025

1917 a remarkable book - figureology - The science of numbers. Behind each figure lies a power, an occult influence, to which in some mysterious way we are attuned.

The Significance of Neoplatonism


Author: R. Baine Harris

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873958004

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

View: 3685

Essays on sources, interpretation, and influences of Neoplatonism.

Tests of Significance


Author: Ramon E. Henkel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803906525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 92

View: 9676

An elementary introduction to significance testing, this paper provides a conceptual and logical basis for understanding these tests.

The Nature and Tectonic Significance of Fault Zone Weakening


Author: Robert E. Holdsworth

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862390904

Category: Science

Page: 342

View: 7663

Many faults appear to form persistent zones of weakness that fundamentally influence the distribution, architecture and movement patterns of crustal-scale deformation and associated processes in both continental and oceanic regions. This book brings together papers by an international group of Earth scientists to discuss a broad range of topics centred upon the controls of fault weakening and the role of such faults during lithosphere deformation.

The Public Significance of Religion


Author: Leslie Francis,Hans-Georg Ziebertz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004207066

Category: Religion

Page: 495

View: 5181

The book reflects on the statement that religion represents a force in the public realms of society. Does religion regain public significanc in social debates and what are its characteristics in terms of topics and interests, actors and parties? How do different religious and non-religious groups evaluate the impact of religion on its public environment? These questions are reflected by an international group of scholars.

Art and Its Significance

An Anthology of Aesthetic Theory, First Edition


Author: Stephen David Ross

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873957649

Category: Art

Page: 574

View: 9664

The philosophy of art, including the theory of interpretation, has been among the most generative branches of philosophy in the latter half of the twentieth century. Remarkable, interesting, and important work has emerged on both sides of the Atlantic, from all the major sources of philosophic thought. For the first time, Stephen David Ross brings together the best of recent writing with the major historical texts and the most influential works of the past century to provide valuable insight into the nature of art and how we are to understand it. The selections in this collection comprise a remarkably wide array of positions on the nature and importance of art in human experience. A wealth of material is divided into four parts. Part I from the history of philosophy includes selections by the essential writers: Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche. In Part II there are significant selections from Dewey, Langer, Goodman, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty. The major selections in Part III are from Hirsch and Gadamer on the nature of interpretation, supplemented by selections from Pepper, Derrida, and Foucault. Selections in Part IV sharpen the issues that emerge from the more theoretical discussions in the preceeding sections. Part IV includes important psychological theories, seminal proclamations by twentieth century artists, and selections from Bullough on aesthetic distance, as well as from Marcuse, who develops an important variation on the Marxist view of art.

The Significance of Free Will


Author: Robert Kane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198026525

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 6688

Robert Kane provides a critical overview of debates about free will of the past half century, relating this recent inquiry to the broader history of the free will issue and to vital currents of twentieth century thought. Kane also defends a traditional libertarian or incompatibilist view of free will (one that insists upon the incompatibility of free will and determinism), employing arguments that are both new to philosophy and that respond to contemporary developments in physics and biology, neuro science, and the cognitive and behavioral sciences.